Here’s the most common mistake I’ve seen in implementing depth and complexity: the “fill in the blanks” worksheet.
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These eleven thinking tools will give your students practical ways to think more deeply about a topic.
Last month, I asked which prompt of Depth and Complexity you’d get rid of. The results were pretty unanimous…
Understanding how to move students from abstract to specific and back again is a key to differentiating for the gifted. Reading through a pal’s dissertation gave me a new way of applying this to Depth and Complexity…
Layer the prompts of Depth and Complexity onto any graphic organizer to increase the level of thinking required of your students.
I love the prompts of depth and complexity and the content imperatives. But some teachers are being asked to use eight new prompts that just aren’t as good as the classics.
You can use the prompts of depth and complexity yet still ask very shallow questions. Here’s how to avoid this common pitfall…
It’s essential to teach our students to think flexibly and consider multiple points of view. Flexible thinking leads to product innovation, diplomacy between nations, and advances in science. School, however, often encourages students to settle into a “one right answer” mindset.
Here are three visual resources to discuss change over time, compare and contrast, and multiple persepctives: beauty tips from 1889, company logos over time, and 1950s 7up ads featuring babies.
Conflict is an essential tool for analyzing literature, understanding history, and improving as a writer. Each year, my 6th graders discuss the types of conflict commonly found in stories and analyze writing using the content imperatives.
A reusable extension menu gives gifted students choice while simplifying directions and reducing teacher workload. These eight options for character analysis incorporate depth, complexity, content imperatives, and interesting uses of technology.